Safe to buy from MacMall?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kwong2006, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. kwong2006 macrumors regular

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    I found a good deal on a LaCie drive from MacMall (Adorama on Amazon have a similar deal), and I was wondering if it is safe to buy from MacMall or from Adorama on Amazon.

    Thanks for all the help!
     
  2. zephead macrumors 68000

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    MacMall is a very well known site among the Mac community. I haven't personally bought anything there, but I've heard it being recommended lots of times by other forum users.
     
  3. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    Only if you are not planning on returning the item. External hard disk might be one of the few exceptions, but MacMall charges 15% restocking fee on most purchases.
     
  4. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    MacMall gets mixed reviews from people. Their return policy, especially on new Macs, doesn't allow you to return it to them(I don't know about external HD's). That is one reason I didn't use them when I have purchased Macs in the past(I will pay the tax and get it directly from Apple). I have ordered small things from them and had no problem. I'm just leary of them on big ticket items. BTW Amazon's return policy is really good.
     
  5. SDLSteve macrumors 6502

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    They've ticked me off a few times to the point that I won't buy from them anymore. They do have good deals though. My issues dealt with having things backordered and them not coming through with delivery dates.
     
  6. DavidCL23 macrumors 6502

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    I bought Camera accesories from Adorama multiple times, and the one time I had an issue they paid for return shipping :)
     

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